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The Sober World has many articles related to a person’s psychological and emotional well-being who are struggling with mental health disorders. We provide information on different co-occurring disorders, such as bi-polar disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and where they can go for help. Learn about different medications, and how to communicate with someone struggling with mental health.

America’s Broken Mental Health System

America’s Broken Mental Health System

Why is it that all too often those who are suffering with mental health disorders become marginalized and find themselves as outcasts in our society?  Are they not simply dealing with...
Stigma of Being a Sober Mom

The Stigma of Being a Sober Mom in a “Mommy Wine Culture”

“Want to come over for a playdate?” “Yes- let’s do it at 4 so we can have drinks.” “You’re invited to my baby shower!” “Great! I’ll bring stuff to make mimosas!” “You just moved into...
Homelessness

Homelessness: The Unkindest Cut of All

A few years back I received a painful Facebook post from our dear New PATH Florida representative, Julia Negron, stating that individuals in a town in Florida had been arrested and...
Difference Between Panic and Anxiety

Do You Know the Difference Between Panic and Anxiety? Understanding the differences can help...

Anxiety Can Be Our Friend We, as humans, need anxiety. Why? Anxiety is information. It tells us when we must freeze, flee, or fight and mobilizes our body to respond quickly, without thinking....
Embracing Our Solitude

Embracing Our Solitude

The Pandemic of 2020 has forced many of us to maintain social distancing as we determine what it means to be alone and embrace our solitude. Many agree that being alone is...
Toxic Moods

Toxic Moods

We hear a lot about Serenity in recovery programs. For me personally, developing Serenity meant no longer being codependent to four dynamics when they show up around me: Jealousy, spitefulness, moodiness and rudeness. It was no small thing to recover from the...
GRANDPARENTS TO THE RESCUE

GRANDPARENTS TO THE RESCUE: A GENERATION OF ABANDONED CHILDREN

Grandparents often play two roles when their children have a substance use illness. One is the role of the “Giving Tree” and the other one I would like to share is...
THE PERFECT STORM

THE PERFECT STORM: THE ONSET OF BURNOUT

It has been a year of chaos, confusion, and complete madness. The pandemic is not the only thing to blame for the pandemonium plaguing our global community. For many within the...
TACTICS NARCISSISTS USE TO GAIN SELF-ESTEEM AND POWER

TACTICS NARCISSISTS USE TO GAIN SELF-ESTEEM AND POWER

To some degree, most of us desire to improve our social status and acceptance, but narcissists feel compelled to. A recent study concluded that it’s their constant concern. More than most...
APPROVAL SEEKING

APPROVAL SEEKING

It is possible that seeking approval is the single most common, and possibly the most painful addiction ever created by mankind. It can be more devastating than heroin, more addictive than...

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